Fatwaa ID: 597
If someone were to make an oath, such as “Wallahi I will never do ‘x’ again”, and end up doing it anyways, will there be any consequence to make up for having broken the oath, such as fasting three days, and will they be sinful after breaking the oath intentionally knowing full well that they can resort to this?
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
If a person takes an oath not to do something and then he does it, then he will be gravely sinful and he will have to give kaffaarah. The default kaffaarah is not fasting three days. The kaffaarah for breaking an oath is to feed ten people two average meals or clothe ten people sufficient clothes to adequately cover their body. If one is genuinely unable to do either of the above due to not having the financial means, then he must fast three consecutive days. Along with the above, tawbah and istighfaar must be made.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
07/24/1444 AH – 02/15/2023 CE | AMG1-2805
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